Driving across Australia

Beginning May 2018, in this eight part series I start in the city of Brisbane and the eastern most point (Byron Bay) on the Australian mainland to begin a part solo crossing of the entire Australian continent. To those who have never been into the outback, the distances defy description. Australia is wider than North America, and the roads are mostly not roads, but narrow bush tracks. This is a journey of epic proportions, and video releases begin in June 2018.

Australia outback 4wd

Its April 2018, and I am about to depart on my expedition to cross Australia. In this a series of three videos, I explain my prep techniques, route, thoughts and solutions including how I pack my truck and much more.

Troopy Prep part-1

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Troopy Prep part-2

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Troopy Prep part-3

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Our Crossing Australia main video series

Crossing Australia, Episode-1. From Perth to the Great Australian Bight National Park.

I set off across the Australian continent on my west-east crossing that will take me along the Southern hemisphere’s longest straight road, a stretch of 146 kms of asphalt toward the Nullarbor Plains. At day’s end on day two I am at the edge of the Australian continent and the Great Australian Bight National Park.

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Crossing Australia, Episode-2. From the Great Australian Bight National Park to camped somewhere in the outback.

From Great Australian Bight National Park I continue east, pass through Adelaide, Melbourne, the BFG tyre launch event and onto Byron Bay NSW, from where my East-West crossing can begin. I make final preparations to the vehicle in Ipswich, Queensland, and then set off. By nightfall, Kate (my daughter has joined me) and I are camped in some remote spot.

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Crossing Australia, Episode-3. From somewhere in the outback to Big Red, at the beginning of the Simpson Desert.

Camping at the side of the road, the flies begin to annoy us. By breakfast time they are swarming. We enjoy our drive as we see road kill by the hundreds, and some live aniomals as well. We enter and overnight at Birdsville, where I get an eye infection. Lucky the flying doctor happens to be in town and I get the treat ment I need to continue our trip. The episode ends crossing Big Red sand dune.

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Crossing Australia, Episode-4. From Big Red to somewhere in the Simpson Desert.

We drive Big Red sand dune and head west, over a thousand dunes to cross. LINK NOT YET ACTIVE.

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Crossing Australia, Episode-5. From somewhere in the Simpson Desert to overlooking Uluru

Both of us are exhausted by the endless driving, we take refuge at Mount Dare, which turns out to be nothing more than a campsite and pub. Then onto Uluru, Australia’s most famous Outback landmark. LINK NOT YET ACTIVE.

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Crossing Australia, Episode-6. From Uluru westward and finished.

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